Tobias Conrad Lotter was a cartographer and engraver based in Augsburg. In 1755, he collaborated with Tobias Lobeck on Atlas Geographicus Portatilis. In the mid 18th century he engraved maps for atlases produced by the Seutter cartography firm founded in 1707 by his father-in-law, Georg Matthias Seutter (1678-1757). Seutter had been trained by Johann Baptist Homann, another prominent Augsburg map producer, and served as geographer to the court of Charles VI. Within about a year after Seutter’s death in 1757, Lotter took over the business and continued to issue updated versions of the maps over the next two decades under his own name. The Seutter family of cartographers were, together with the Homann family, the most renowned and prolific map makers of 18th century Germany, the leading center of atlas production at that time. Georg Matthaeus Seutter, Geographer to the Imperial Court, founded the business and was later joined by his son, Albrecht Carl Seutter, who eventually succeeded him. Search our site for other prints by Lotter.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual expecting toning, wear, soiling, soft creases, printer’s creases. Two small book worm holes neatly infilled. Some original color, enhanced by later hand color.
“Historical Maps Germany.” Artelino Art Auctions. 2001-2004. http://www.artelino.com/articles/historical_maps_germany.asp (3 August 2004).